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Smokin Papa

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1st post from So. utah
« on: November 10, 2022, 11:53:32 PM »
 Wanted to say Iím glad to be part of this forum.  I am not yet a Smokiní-It family memberÖbut will be ordering my SI #5D Wi-Fi tomorrow along with a Bella CSG! After more than 6 months of research, finding, deciding and debating which model, I said go big or go home. Weíll see if there is a way to make it a business expense. If not, Iíve got til Oct 2023 to come up with the taxes.
Iíve been making homemade sausages on my Traeger but with limited space and the lowest temp I can go is 165f, I just canít get the results I know I can get with Smokiní It. Plus Iím wanting to get into snack sticks and jerky. Of course I can do all the other meats, ribs, pulled pork and brisket with it.
After going on dialysis in 2015, having to retire my photography business and finally getting a kidney transplant just before Covid, I had to find something I could enjoy doing at home. Smoking meats and especially sausages was it. Maybe it started while on dialysis and they drilled into our heads- ďProtein, protein, protein! Eat protein before you eat anything else!Ē Iím just continuing on with that.
I look forward to learning and contributing on this forum.  Thanks!
Craig M
SI series 5D Wi-Fi
Bella Cold Smoke Generator
Traeger pro 780
Blackstone 36Ē
LEM #22 Big Bite
Hakka 11 lb stuffer
Smoked Sausages and Meats
In So. Utah 23 years
47 years with my one and only
Army Brat- Ď53 - Ď72
Papa to 14 grandkids, 1great-grand on the way

old sarge

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Re: 1st post from So. utah
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2022, 12:36:43 AM »
Welcome Craig from SE Arizona. Congrats on going whole hog on the smoker.  Enjoy!
David from Arizona
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Re: 1st post from So. utah
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2022, 05:12:14 AM »
Welcome from Delaware, Craig!   With a 5D, you will be doing a lot of smoking...Cheers!
Steve from Delaware
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Smokin Papa

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Re: 1st post from So. utah
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2022, 07:16:44 AM »
Thank you for the welcome. I am sure I will have questions as itís on route here so Iíll be ready when it arrives.
Craig M
SI series 5D Wi-Fi
Bella Cold Smoke Generator
Traeger pro 780
Blackstone 36Ē
LEM #22 Big Bite
Hakka 11 lb stuffer
Smoked Sausages and Meats
In So. Utah 23 years
47 years with my one and only
Army Brat- Ď53 - Ď72
Papa to 14 grandkids, 1great-grand on the way

lcdearman

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Re: 1st post from So. utah
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2022, 08:52:21 AM »
Welcome from central TX!
Clay from Taylor, TX
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